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that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi
mattingly is dockside. victor blackwell is floating in mobile bay. david mattingly, let me start with you, what is the latest in terms of these poor people and their effort to just get back to some kind of normalcy? >> that's right, ashleigh. they just can't seem to catch a break. the conditions with the current and the wind are such that it's slowing down their arrival. it's getting pushed back hours from what had been anticipated yesterday. but when they finally do get here, they're going to find that there's going to be food waiting for them, there's going to be busses here to take them to a hotel if they want it. you know there's going to be so many people, long, long overdue for a very hot shower. and if they want, they have a bus also that will take them all the way back to texas if they want to go back and reclaim their car and drive home later tonight. ashleigh? >> david, stand by for a moment. i want to get out to victor blackwell. literally monitoring the seas. what are the seas like and the weather and the wind and why these delays? >> well, let's talk about the wind first. abo
of mardi gras. again, very dramatic damage here. >> victor, amazing pictures down there. victor blackwell, thank you very much. >>> just as the northeast starts to dig out from the weekend's history-making blizzard, the hardest hit state is bracing for more potentially dangerous weather. freezing rain is expected in parts of the state today. snow piles play freeze and become the equivalent of a jersey barrier. comparing the snow to actual concrete walls. getting around won't be only tough in connecticut. crews worked through the night to clear a stretch of new york's long island expressway and have city-bound lanes open this morning for rush hour. the l.i.e. is the main way into the city from long island. so we are all over this big digout. indra petersons is in long island, george howell is in hamden, connecticut. we begin in boston where the big concern is power outages, how to get all of those folks out. indra, good morning. >> good morning. yeah, today it is also about getting back to normal. we still have 120,000 people this morning without power. temperatures are cold. tons of snow
of the passengers stayed in local hotels in mobile last night. victor blackwell is in mobile. good morning, sir. >> i would imagine that first warm shower after the days these folks have been through will feel amazing. i'm here with the managers of the holiday inn and the windgate. next to me is miller williams and vera mosely. between them you have about 135 rooms booked by carnival? >> that's correct. yeah. >> you have some passengers here, but you have mostly crew. what we heard from most of the people is -- actually everyone s that the crew was amazing. they took care of the passengers here. how difficult is that to do? >> it's extremely important and difficult because considering the stress these people have been under the last few days, i'm sure they want a warm bath, a place to lay down and good food to eat. it's extremely important. >> carnival booked these rooms for three days. they took care of these passengers. what are you doing to take care of members of the crew? >> we are doing a lot right now, all we can do. we have to doing our breakfast buffets earlier. we are all set, ready,
a school bus driver and took the boy hostage. victor blackwell is in midland city, alabama, with late details. victor, you learned today the suspect may have met the bus driver before. what do you know about that? >> reporter: well, that's right, anderson. we know this could come down to the road and the bus. we know, as you said, that jimmy lee dykes, this 65-year-old man, who we see is described as being 6 feet tall, about 170 pounds, a man not well liked in this community, we're told by neighbors that he has a history of shouting at anyone who or anything that crosses on to his property line, even the animals. actually, he was supposed to be in court on wednesday for allegedly shooting at a neighbor. the neighbor says that somehow he damaged dykes road and dykes fired shots at him. that was supposed to be on wednesday. but we know that by wednesday, dykes and this kindergartner had already been in this bunker for some time. and actually, i want to show you the bunker, the lay of the land. this is an animation based on a description from a neighbor. you see this white trailer, that'
with us victor blackwell in midland city in alabama watching this unfold. victor, first, let me start with you. the standoff stretched for seven days and ended in just a mere matter of minutes. are we getting any more information from officials on why they decided to go in, how they decided to go in, and how they pulled this off? >> reporter: exactly. and this is a blend of both military science and social science. i will leave the military end up to chris. i'll tell you about the other element. we have reached out to the fbi contact, we have been speaking to this week, alabama state police, some sources who were close to the situation. we know this came down to the last 24 hours. and the fbi hostage rescue team, it's more than just the guys who go in to pull the child out. there are behavioral scientists, tactical technicians, the fbi swat, the negotiators, they are all here at the same time. we know in the last 24 hours, the communications with jimmy lee dykes became agitated. he continued to talk, but as it went on and on, he became less willing to negotiate, we heard from alabama
morning. i'm victor blackwell. good to have you with us. randi kaye is off this morning. 8:00 on the east coast. 5:00 out west. thanks for starting your day right here. new england cannot catch a break for the third straight weekend. a winter storm is ready to drop snow on that region, as much as a foot and a half in some places. midwest knows this storm packs a punch. it's already roll thud that area, causing trouble like what you see here. look at this you can look right into their house. heavy snow, this is in missouri, collapsed a roof at a dance school in gladstone. fortunately, no one was hurt here. >>> chicago knows how to handle bad weather but the storm was enough to tie up traffic yesterday. it dropped fewer than three inches on the city, nothing chicago can't handle. it was still the largest amount of snow this season. and enough to cause several accidents on several streets there and, of course, on the highways. now, chicago is not alone. look at this a multi-vehicle crash shut down part of interstate 80 in iowa. semi truck lost control, smashed into a cable barrier and then a
the press and the public. let's get to victor blackwell on the ground in hattiesburg, mississippi. you can give me a rundown on the latest of the damage given what i see behind you, it has to be significant. >> reporter: the damage is sporadic but significant. this is on the campus of the university of southern mississippi. what you hear is the saw in the background clearing the debris. but this building is 100 years old, one of the five original buildings on this campus. and this is representative of some of the damage we're seeing here. the most important concern right now is getting people back into their homes. the governor said just a few minutes ago go that there were 200 homes damaged, 100 apartments uninhabitable. so they now have to find places for some of these people to go. >> i heard public schools are closed in the area, but tell me about the university of mississippi and the kind of damage sustained there. >> reporter: yeah, public schools here closed. the damage here, we're told that about five or six buildings here on this end of the campus were damaged. there are trees upr
's day to both of you. it will be one to remember. i want to bring in victor blackwell now and tell you exactly where he is. as you can see right there, the "triumph," it'slooking at next victor blackwell is in a boat traveling right alongside the "triumph." so he can see the ship from where he is right now. and victor, what are you seeing? >> reporter: well, the most important thing over the last hour is that nightfall has come here over mobile bay. and i've been able to do some reporting in the last 90 minutes. i spoke with the director of the alabama state port authority, and he told me that if this had been an empty cruise ship coming in for repairs at the shipyard or a cargo ship, he would not have allowed it inside the bay and into the port. but because he so sympathizes with the 4,000 people on this ship and he knows how badly they want to make it home, he allowed this. now, he also said, there are no safety concerns, because the winds have died down. the waters have calmed. it's a clear night. so he says, he's pretty confident that it will make it safely to the port. now, why is
. i'm susan hendricks in for randi kaye and victor blackwell today. it is 8:00 on the east coast, 5:00 out west. thanks for starting your day with us. thnchts morning we can now tell you how cop killer christopher dorner died, a single gun shot wound to the head that was likely self inflicted with tuesday's standoff with police. nick valencia was in l.a. as this unfolded. he joins me now. how was it to be out there in the thick of this? >> it was crazy. everybody was talking about it. it was a conversation at dinner tables, it was a conversation out there outside headquarters, in big bear. i spoke to dozens of police officers while i was there. one police officer i spoke to specifically was telling me about the safety concerns and the family and how his family was taking it. he said, nick, my wife knew me going into being an lapd officer was dangerous. what she didn't anticipate was the support and emp thiezers that came out in support of chris dorner. that seemed to be the most unnerving and unsettling part of it all for lapd officers. they were very paranoid at one point had, posi
, everyone. i'm victor blackwell. good to you have with us. randi kaye is off today. >>> oscar pistorius is starting a new life, but one with significant restrictions on his freedom. already a celebrity in his native south africa, pistorius is now a hunted man by paparazzi. look at this. after posting bond yesterday, photographers chased the olympic sprinter's car. pistorius must also adapt to these conditions set by a magistrate. he can't go back to his home. he had to give up his passport. he can't even go near an airport, surrendered weapons, can't drink alcohol and must report to police every monday and friday. a senior international correspondent, nic robertson, is covering the blade runner's case. i guess he can continue to train, but a lot has changed. >> reporter: his life has changed. it's turned around 180 degrees. he spent the night at his uncle's house according to local news reports. at least his uncle said he took a bath, has had some food to eat, indicating he really hadn't eaten much over the past six days while in jail, or been in detention, at least, and also that he wa
'm victor blackwell. randi kaye is off today. it's 10:00 on the east coast. 7:00 out west. first, traveling in the northeast today could test anyone's patience. a winter storm is about to blast new england with up to a foot of snow in some places. meteorologist karen mcginnis is tracking the storm for us. karen, this is too much. i mean, three weekends in a row. >> it is too much. and folks in boston know this all too well because already this month they've seen 32 inches of snow this month alone. there's going to be a few more inches probably piled up on top of that. but the record was set back ten years ago, 2003. and they saw more than 41 inches in just one month. this area of low pressure, it begins to develop off the mid-atlantic coast. starts to pull away from the coast of the northeast. but on the back side of this, still enough cold air, still enough moisture to produce probably what will be two to four additional inches of snow/ice. probably because the local forecasters in boston and even some of the more global reports are indicating we could see maybe a couple of inches, could b
neighborhood watch leader claims he shot martin in self defense. and as victor blackwell's shined a spotlight on florida's controversial stand your ground law. on the anniversary of the killing of unarmed florida teen trayvon martin that sparked protests and rallies across the country - >> reporter: there is now a renewed fight over the controversial stand make his killer, george zimmerman - a free man - once again. >> "can you start a fight, lose the fight and then claim stand your ground?" >> reporter: michael skolnik, of the trayvon martin foundation believes stand your ground laws are ineffective and should be repealed. >> "it promotes vigilantism. it promotes the idea that you go out there and you take care of the situation and don't listen to police - don't listen to law enforcement." >> reporter: late last week, a task force commissioned by florida governor rick scott at the height of the public outcry returned its final report, supporting the law. it asserts ". all persons who are conducting themselves in a lawful manner have a fundamental right to stand their ground and d
, february 9th, good morning to everyone out there. i'm martin savage in for randi kaye and victor blackwell. here's what we know right now. the snow is relentless as it piles up. we're hearing this storm has claimed at least one life. police say someone has died in a storm-related crash in poughkeepsie in new york. meanwhile, the boston area slammed with hurricane-force winds and looks like connecticut is taking the brunt of the snow. more than 2 feet in some places and there is more to come. elsewhere, it is falling at a clip of 3 inches an hour. >>> hundreds of cars are stuck in the snow in the long island expressway and sunrise highway. the roads are closed on about everybody but emergency vehicles. police say that most people are resc rescued, but some are still stranded. we'll have an update in a few minutes. >>> and the blizzard has knocked out power to more than 650,000 homes and businesses across eight states. you can see that in a breakdown we've got for you here. winds gusting up to 70 miles an hour and that's tearing down tree limbs and when the limbs go down, they tend to drag t
blackwell is live from midland city. and victor, ethan turns six today. it's his birthday and this morning new details about his rescue. >> reporter: john, we also have new details about the seemingly premeditated method of this operation to kidnap ethan and for the first time we are seeing the crime scene thanks to new photos from the fbi. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage for a week. this is the pipe of fbi says dykes told agents to use to communicate and we now know why he made that request. a day after the raid, bomb technicians found an explosive inside that pipe and a second explosive inside the bunker. jimmy davis jr. is a neighbor. he saw the setup in its early stages. >> it was covered up with two sheets of plywood and nailed together with things and stuff as a door to open to it. >> reporter: authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker, but they were inside watching. . >> reporter: authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker, but they were inside watching. the hostage rescue team snuck in a tiny camera. in mr. dik >> mr. dyke
steering by pushing this massive ship through a 400-meter channel. victor blackwell is standing by live. he has been on shore off from the port, and i'm guessing, victor, that you're getting your first beat -- you're on the boat now. okay, so now you're fully offshore. rough getting your first bead on the ship now? >> reporter: yeah. we're getting our first look at the "triumph" now, and we can see it on the horizon. we're in mobile bay, and we'll be able to pull up within we're told about 500 yards of this ship as it pulls up, and we'll see the people from water level standing on the decks, waiting to get up to the port. now, as chad said, this would be catastrophic if this thing were to run aground. we spoke with the director of the port, jimmie lyons, and he said that because there isn't a lot of wiggle room with a ship this large, that it's very important that those pilots, who know this area, get out and onto that boat. those are some of the officials you saw kind of get onto the boat and they will then steer it in. now, let's talk about conditions here. it's been choppy all day. we're
. we still don't know why he grabbed the child. joining me now is victor blackwell. temperatures dipped below freezing there overnight. i guess that's probably complicated the situation a bit. >> reporter: yeah. this is the first night it's been this cold. and we've spoken with people who live in this area of southeast alabama. and they tell us that it typically is not this cold this time of year. it dipped below freezing, but we've spoken with sources close to the negotiating process, and they tell us there are indications that this bunker is heated. so that these two people were safe overnight. we've talked a lot about the accused shooter and kidnapper and the victim. but the governor of alabama, robert brently really brought this home this is essentially about a little boy. and imagine, he's headed home on tuesday, on a school bus, with his friends. a man climbs onboard, a man he's never seen, with a gun, shoots that driver, and snatches him and drags him into a hole. and he stays there for five days. listen to governor bentley. >> i actually spoke to the mother right after this occu
in an underground prison while his desperate family and police can do nothing but wait. victor blackwell is in midland city this morning. so, are police still in contact with jimmy lee dykes? the man who grabbed the little boy? >> they are and they have been constantly. we're told by one of the special agents with the fbi on scene that the line of communication is open 24 hours a day and they're ready to speak with jimmy lee dykes whenever he's ready to speak with them. the sheriff of dale county is also using the media to communicate with mr. dykes. he said during a news conference that he wants to thank mr. dykes to deliver medication and color books and potato chips. he thanks mr. dykes for taking care of our boy. communication on the other side, outside of that bunker. we're told that the parent of this 5-year-old boy, ethan, are getting updates around the clock every hour on the hour, randi. >> how is the community holding up? certainly you can imagine when the media descends there, they can't enjoy being on national tv all the time, certainly over a case like this. >> well, i can t
to be delivered to that bunker, that could be delivered today. miguel? >> victor blackwell in alabama for us, thank you very much. >>> super bowl sunday is finally here after americans spent an estimated $12 billion getting ready for the big game. it's time to cook those wings and prepare the dip and put the beer on ice. the baltimore ravens face off against the san francisco 49ers in just about four hours in new orleans. all eyes will be on the quarterbacks. singer beyonce is expected to wow the crowd with her halftime performance and she promises it will be live, not lip synced. >>> okay, all you doubters, president obama said he went skeet shooting, now, the proof is out. and you've got to hear what the president advisors are saying about the controversy on twitter. is north korea about to test a nuclear bomb? we'll get the details straight ahead. ♪ so, i'm working on a cistern intake valve, and the guy hands me a locknut wrench. no way! i'm like, what is this, a drainpipe slipknot? wherever your business takes you, nobody keeps you on the road like progressive commercial auto. [ flo sp
you are. i'm martin savage in for randi kaye and victor blackwell. >>> we're following two big stories today on opposite sides of the country. first, the blizzard smacking the northeast with hurricane force winds and bearing some cities in more than 2 feet of snow. >>> and the manhunt underway in southern california. police say chris dorner is armed and dangerous. first, though, let's keep you updated on the massive blizzard. you have to look at how big this storm really is. check out the image from space, nasa is the one that provides this to us. the storm looks like a hurricane. and it's packing winds like a hurricane, 65 miles per hour or more in some places. that wind when you combine it with heavy snow is knocking out power. this morning, more than 650,000 homes and businesses across nine states now have no electricity and more than half of those are in massachusetts alone. we now know the storm has claimed at least one person's life. police say someone died in a storm-related crash in poughkeepsie, new york, please be careful if you're out traveling. also the storm has ca
passengers to stay the night before heading home and that's where we find victor blackwell, that hotel. i was leaving my hotel room a couple of hours ago. a lot of crew members leaving. they were relieved. i can only imagine how passengers feel. >> reporter: about 25 minutes ago, a busful of crew members come here. we have been ---ist an early morning. late night. barry moodie who manages the windgate. what was the reaction of cruise memb members? >> they looked like they wanted to get a shower, food, and go to bed. >> reporter: everything we heard, the crew was extraordinary. there is something special that you are doing for the crew members because they were special to the passengers. >> what we did, normally our breakfast starts at 6:00 a.m., because we knew they were coming, we got our crew here early and we were already with hot food for them since 4:00 a.m. this morning. >> reporter: hot food, hot showers, warm beds, and we know there are more buses en route here. about 130 rooms between the two hotels. thank you very much. and i'm sure the crew members and passengers are grateful a
'm victor blackwell. randi kaye is off today. thanks for starting your day with us. we're starting with lance armstrong. the department of justice is now set to join a lawsuit against this disgraced cycling star. armstrong admitted using performance-enhancing drugs when he won his seven tour de france titles. on the suit armstrong rode for the postal team and alleges armstrong and his manager filed false claims for federal money because they had to agree to play by the rules, but using drugs broke the riles and the original suit was founded by original teammate floyd landis and could be worth $100 million. >>> oscar ps sps freistorius is. top a point. granted bail eight days after the killing of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. back in court in june, although it could be months after that. meanwhile, he'll live under bail over conditions posted here. we can't go back to his home, had to give up pes passport, can't even go near an airport, surrendered weapons, can't drink alcohol and has to report to police every monday and friday. our senior international correspondent nic robertson
have. if you win, that's great, too. >> she is way beyond her years at just 9. quvenzhane. victor blackwell spoke with screen writer lucy albar in her nomination. take a look. >> i feel, i feel really happy. i mean, i feel really good to be here with all my friends and just to see so much support and love for the movie is so incredible and humbling. >> i have not seen a lot of the nominated movies. this one i saw and it is amazing and i know that a lot of it was unscripted. what was it like for you as the writer? >> well, it was a real process of working with quvenzhane and dwight on really fitting the roles to them and they are both such incredible actors that give masterful performances. that was such to work with them. to take them through a play to the sundance labs and making a movie with about 100 of our friends in southern louisiana. it was just incredible. >> are you surprised by the reaction? everyone from oprah to people you meet on the street. >> i think as a father/daughter story and a story of community and what you hold on to, we tried to make it about, about our own
which we find surprising. victor blackwell is live in mobile where the ship is expected to arrive tomorrow. what is the latest on the progress of getting the ship there? >> reporter: well, no later than 36 hours from now, the cruise director says that no later than 4:00 p.m. local, which is 5:00 eastern, that ship should be here and those 3,000 passengers, about 1,000 crew member, should all be getting out. we're told that this second tugboat has been added, it's moving along about 6 knots toward mobile bay, about 7 miles per hour. and everyone here says they are ready. this will be the largest cruise ship to pull into the cruise terminal, although not the largest ship to come through this channel. there are large cargo ships that come here to the ship yard for repairs. we do know that there are people here who are being -- who are getting sick because of the stench of this raw sewage described there. actually we just spoke with two parents, kim and mary, they are from luftkin texas, they have two daughters on this ship, 10 and 12 years old. the girls are with their dads. listen t
night, ran off the end of the runway. cnn's victor blackwell is following developments live from georgia this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're getting new information from local law enforcement officials that indicating that this plane did not actually go off the end of the runway, it either completely overshot the runway or never actually came in to land. i'll tell you why. we're standing right next to the airport. and the runway is a few hundred yards away and ends at this four lane road. we're told by that local law enforcement official that the first evidence of the plane, the first pieces are a few hundred yards in a field on the other side of the plane and they scatter about a mile to a mile and a halfback in that direction. there would be no evidence on this side of the road. if that plane had gone into the road or off the runway, it possibly could have hit a car or gone into a building across the street. actually, all the evidence is on the other side of that building. now what we've learned from the sheriff here sfifrt indication that something was wrong w
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